Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Scarr Head Cottage ref: CC124100

Near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£572-£1477
3 star rating
Scarr Head Cottage
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Beautiful detached cottage situated in the most idyllic location surrounded by open countryside. Original beamed ceilings throughout and a wood burner in the lounge.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£635-£1637
4 star rating
Close to the shores of Lake Windermere and boasting fine period interiors, Wilfin Beck Cottage is a fantastic base for six.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tipsy Drake Cottage ref: W42052

Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£319-£520
4 star rating
Come and relax all year round by the cosy open fire or explore the local area and find a hidden gem.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Jenlea Cottage ref: 26172

Grizebeck, nr. Kirkby-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£316-£955
4 star rating
Great rural location away from the honey pot areas with lovely views of both coast and country. Superb for exploring the Southern Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crimson Cottage ref: 30152

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£807
4 star rating
With its multi-fuel burner and four-poster bed, this romantic retreat for two is close to the Duddon Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£401-£904
4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Marigold Barn ref: CC124165

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£386-£922
4 star rating
This quality barn conversion offers excellent facilities and magnificent views from its Juliet balcony.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wood View ref: 26333

Rusland, nr. Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£824-£2078
4 star rating
Charming 17th Century barn with a quirky layout and stunning views from the balcony. Quiet courtyard setting with hot tub and sauna.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Apple Tree Lodge ref: W8866

Hawkshead nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A well placed three bedroom holiday lodge enjoying lovely views of surrounding fells. Local amenities 150 yards in the pretty village of Hawkshead.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Griffin ref: LP8

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£518-£963
4 star rating
This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Cottage ref: 948

High Oxen Fell, nr. Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£262-£517
3 star rating
In the grounds of a National Trust property with spectacular views of woodland and mountains. Peace and seclusion guaranteed.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bend or Bump Cottage ref: W1310

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£348-£728
2 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thwaite Bridge House ref: CC124164

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£732-£2387
4 star rating
Located in the heart of the peaceful Rusland Valley with a farmhouse style kitchen, conservatory and a beautiful lawned garden.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wreaks End Farm - Beeswing Cottage ref: 28762

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£652
3 star rating
Lovely, romantic retreat for couples with woodburner and patio, so much to do! Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall and owl sanctuary nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£562-£2167
4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT